Former football star Aaron Hernandez was $2 million in debt at the time of his death in April, according to new court filings obtained by the Boston Herald.
The court filings filed Friday in Bristol Probate and Family Court by attorney John G. Dugan show that Hernandez owed $1.7 million to attorney Jose Baez and his associates for defending Hernandez in the double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
Some of the former New England Patriots' assets include his 11-room home in North Attleboro, which is on the market for $1 million. According to the Herald, Dugan is petitioning the Taunton court to sell the property.
Last week, Baez and his team filed a lawsuit against the NFL and the New England Patriots over Hernandez's death after a brain study showed he suffered from a "severe case" of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The suit, filed on behalf of Hernandez's 4-year-old daughter, says the team and the league deprived Avielle Hernandez of the companionship of her father.
Hernandez, 27, was serving a life sentence for murder and was acquitted in two other killings just days before he hanged himself with a bed sheet attached to his cell window at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, on April 19.